The AE-CPT program is a self-guided and 100% online course with maximum flexibility. Start whenever you want, and schedule your exam from home when you are ready. 

With more than a decade of experience developing leading health and fitness professionals all over the world, we understand better than anyone what it takes to succeed. The Active Education Certified Personal Trainer program aims to be the most extensive and comprehensive fitness education in the market – compare to any other program you like.


  • Industry-leading education
  • Flexible online learning – study from home
  • Start whenever you’re ready
  • No time schedule – study at you own pace
  • Take the exam from home
  • Unparalleled support by your personal instructor throughout the course
  • Regular online meetings with your supervisor


The Active Education Certified Personal Trainer (AE-CPT) program is recognized worldwide. You have global recognition with your listing in the European Register of Exercise Professionals (including partner registers globally), as well as receiving your certificate from Europe Active and the American Council on Exercise (ACE)*

The AE-CPT course is not just an ordinary Personal Trainer education. In fact, it is a three-in-one bundle. By completing the course, you’ll receive the following recognition: 

  • Certified Fitness Assistant (EQF L2)
  • Certified Fitness Instructor (EQF L3)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (EQF L4)

What sets us apart is our unique teaching methods provided by some of the best in the field. We combine theory and practice in a way that facilitates learning no matter your background and timeframe.



Getting started is as easy as signing up on our site. As soon as your payment is processed, your instructor will contact you and get you started with the learning material right away.

Remember, you can sign up and start the program whenever you want. All subjects are delivered as a fully digital course, and lectures and interactive learning activities are available at all times. You study entirely at your own pace (average time to complete the course is 4-6 months), and you can watch lectures as many times as you wish. When you feel confident about your level of understanding in each module, you go ahead and schedule your exam (your supervisor will assist you with this).



We are proud to offer the most flexible exam option available for any CPT program. Our digital exam platform makes it possible for you to take the exam from home, as long as you have access to a computer with an internet connection.

The average time to complete the course is 4-6 months, but you are free to spend as much time as you need to gain the necessary level of understanding. When you are ready, your supervisor will arrange everything for you at your convenience.

Please note that the exam carried out by Active Education is accredited by Europe Active and the European Register of Exercise Professionals (and their global partner registers). You have the option of taking the ACE exam in accordance, and this will have to be arranged at one of the ACE approved exam centers*. Please contact your supervisor to schedule this.


*Doing the ACE exam is optional, and can be scheduled by contacting Active Education. An additional cost will apply.